I find complete joy in capturing portraits of the people in my life. Having the ability to steal a moment in time through a photograph is the most amazing experience. Capturing people’s stories, personalities, imperfections, and beauty is why I love the art of photography. Pictured below are some of my most favorite portraits I have created. These photos feature people who I am close to and some I got to know through photographing them.
Once I began to learn about photography, I was introduced to many amazing photographers who have influenced the art world in so many ways. Sally Mann was the first photographer to really catch my eye. Her captivating portraits of her young children were what struck my interest. Her photos were carefully set up and beautifully crafted through film and the darkroom. After seeing her photos, that’s when I knew I wanted to pursue portrait photography.
While I love the process of capturing landscapes and architecture and so on, something about being able to see someones culture, beauty and story just by snapping a portrait of them is so special to me.I hope to always create meaningful work and run towards capturing those fleeting moments in life. My artistic goal is to inspire and be inspired by others. Taking portraits is a huge step forward towards that goal.